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The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, today unveiled a white paper and cancer technology road map that identifies the most promising existing and new technologies for increased and concerted private and public investment to achieve the goals of the National Cancer Moonshot – accelerate the early detection of cancer and save lives. “A Brighter Future: Achieving the Goals of the Cancer Moonshot through Adoption of New and Enhanced Technologies and a Transformed IT Health System,” details a commitment made by the scientific community, leading medical technology industry, over 350 hospitals and major patient advocacy groups across the nation to leverage the more than $3 billion annual private investments in cancer research toward early detection technologies of the most aggressive cancers.

On Thursday, June 30, 2016 the NPI hosted a webinar discussion on its white paper and technology road map, and the impact of the recommendations on patients, providers and industry.

Speakers included:

  • Tom Baer - Chairman, National Photonics Initiative Cancer Moonshot Task Force
  • Lauren Leiman - Senior Director for External Partnerships, Cancer Moonshot Task Force, Office of the Vice President
  • Carolyn (Bo) Aldige - President and Founder, Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • Shandi Barney - Vice President and Sector Lead, Radiation Therapy, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
  • James Mulshine - MD, Acting Dean, Graduate College, Rush University
  • Joelle Fathi - Program Director, Swedish Tobacco Related Disease and Lung Cancer Screening Program, Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Jerry SH Lee - PhD, Deputy Director for Cancer Research and Technology Cancer Moonshot Task Force, Office of the Vice President